Thanks to volunteer contributor Antonin Loubiere for adding the ability to sort logins by username in about:logins!
Lots of bug fixes and improvements to Form Autofill:
Thanks to :emilio for resolving Bug 1722662 - Form autofill not displaying preview on hover.
:dimi landed credit card saving support for GeckoView storage.
:dimi fixed credit card autofilling not working on MacOS.
Over 60% of our Nightly users now have Fission enabled!
Starting after the uplift, the Fission team is doing a larger Beta experiment, where we expect to eventually reach about 30% of our Beta channel population with Fission enabled. After that, we hope to turn it on for a small set of our Release population!
For contributions from July 28th to August 10th 2021, inclusive.
Nicholas F. reformatted strings in the Places context menu.
🌟 Kiran G aligned the “Learn More” headers in the DevTools Netmonitor.
Claudia Batista updated the DevTools console to print an error when the `copy` command is used on a cyclic object.
Removed an old about:config pref (extensions.webextPermissionPrompts) that was making AMO fall back to a behavior not officially supported from a long time if changed, we introduced the pref while the extensions permission prompt was being implemented and it was now only used in a few tests (without serving any other purpose) - Bug 1720845
Fixed an issue related to the extension devtools panel being disabled when the same extension requests an unrelated optional permission (the users affected could still reenable the devtools panel from the DevTools Settings panel UI without reinstalling the extension, but not all users are aware of that API and so we uplifted the fix also on Firefox 91) - Bug 1722145
Fixed a regression related to more strict validations for Manifest Version 3 manifest keys used in Manifest Version 2 extensions, some extension developers did submit to AMO extensions with manifest.json files including the Manifest Version 3 manifest keys (which are unsupported in practice) along with the Manifest Version 2 keys, by leveraging the fact that we do only warn for unexpected top level manifest keys. The fix (landed in Firefox 92 and uplifted to Firefox 91) does ensure that we only warn on the unexpected manifest keys even when they are defined for Manifest Version 3 extensions - Bug 1722966
Thanks to Florian, starting from Firefox 92 the Firefox Profiler will show markers for the extensions API calls and API events. This is going to be really helpful to more easily investigate perf issues related to the WebExtensions APIs (and also for non-perf issues)! - Bug 1716343
Screenshot example of the new Extension API profiler markers. (bugzilla comment with the profile link)
Lots of updates from Outreachy intern, Ava (available behind the browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel pref):
The “Save file as” dialog shows instead of the “UnknownContentType” dialog when the user has Firefox configured to always ask where to save files (bug 1719901)
Fixed an issue where saving files directly to disk would immediately open the file when it’s finished downloading (bug 1719900)
Updated telemetry for opening a file via clicking an in-progress download from the Downloads Panel (bug 1718782)
Files opened by an application are saved to the user configured directory (bug 1714107)
Continuing work on UX for preventing download spam (bug 1711049)
Thanks to :emilio for resolving Bug 1722662 - Form autofill not displaying preview on hover
:dimi landed credit card saving support for GeckoView storage
:dimi fixed credit card autofilling not working on MacOS
:dimi fixed a regression where form autofill was interfering with inviting collaborators to private GitHub repo
Gijs made it so that using OS.File will result in an ESLint warning. You should use IOUtils instead for filesystem access - it’s the best!
Barret has made it so that we do frame recording startup performance measurements on every mozilla-central merge now! It’s a tier 2 job, and no data in Perfherder yet. But, progress!
Firefox Profiler now supports importing dhat profiles. Example profile: https://share.firefox.dev/2VLegU9
Firefox Profiler creates more compact URLs for profiles with lots of tracks now.
You can use the “*” button on your keyboard to expand all call nodes in the call tree.
Now screenshots will let you know when a window is being destroyed. Example profile: https://share.firefox.dev/3iGwFJl
Screenshot example of a second and third screenshots window being destroyed at specific times.
An issue related to the activity graph that makes it blurry after resize has been fixed.
Enabled 4 more locales: el, es-CL, ia and zh-CN. We have 10 locales in total that are enabled in the production of profiler.firefox.com now! Thanks to everyone who contributed to localization work!
mconley (re)landed the patch to make the Clear Recent History dialog use the new Proton style
mconley fixed a regression where the “Manage Bookmarks” footer item in the Bookmarks Toolbar button was misplaced
Sam just removed a ton of dead pre-proton code relating to the old hamburger menu.
Bernard and Gijs landed a number of patches to improve the certificate error pages
Work has started on some visual updates to the downloads dialog and panel that didn’t make it for the original release.
Drew worked on a patch to experimentally allow the heuristic result to be hidden (Bug 1723158). This enables future experimental work with surfacing relevant “Top Hit” results.
[gijs] Referencing chrome: or resource: URIs that aren’t packaged will now cause crashes in tests, which will get you backed out if landing new instances of those problems. This should help automation catch dangling references when images/CSS/JS files get removed, typos when adding new stuff, etc.
Obviously this only helps if you have automated tests exercising the code in question, which you should!
This information, including all of the previous updates, are fully available in this doc: https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/document/d/1u9YH3ULNRYg6G-fN-Udkvfkcvg0alJfzi_zIAfFNkL8/edit?usp=sharing
Also note that I'm really just synthesizing and humanizing the stuff that's on the Wiki, which is freely available from here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Meeting, so check that out if you want the source material. It'll also be posted (minus the Below the Fold stuff) to the Nightly blog.
Finally, if there's a Firefox-ish team that you feel isn't being represented here, please let them know about the above meeting so we can get their updates.
Keep on rockin' the free web,